Madison, Alabama, that is. I arrived here around 9:30AM, but I couldn't get to the hotel (to sleep) until almost 1PM. The venue for the concert is a church and they were smack dab in the middle of their morning services. The way it works, I drive the truck to the venue and a "runner" takes me back to the hotel. I had to wait until the service was done to get a runner.
So, I went to church this morning... completely exhausted and fearing that I would pass out, but I attended nonetheless! Asbury United Methodist Church [http://www.asburyumc.ws/
]. This is where the concert was tonight. I didn't make it to the concert though because of my late "morning". I'll get to one eventually - I hope!
Asbury has FOUR, yes 4, morning services. Two traditional and two contemporary. (I bet you'll never guess which one I went to?!) They sang all the same songs that we sing at my church back home [http://www.freedomhouse.ca/
] but it was very different. The atmosphere was VERY subdued. The worship was well done, in fact, most of it sounded "just like the record". And some people seemed like they WANTED to enter in, but for the most part people listened and watched and loved Jesus while they did. It was cool. And... we were in and out in just over an hour - and that included 4 worship songs, a sermon and 2 baptisms! And thank goodness, or I may have fallen asleep right there in my chair!
It's okay. I'm awake now. I got some sleep. :-)
p.s. I am trying to figure out how to turn off the "anonymous" option on the comments. This blog is not listed in blogger.com's member directory, so only my friends and family read it. Or at least I THINK they do. Unfortunately I have no idea WHAT friends and family are reading it because they are signing their comments anonymously! Ugh. A first name would be nice, at least! Or a nickname, special agent name or secret code. Anything but anonymous.